The Visitor’s Center

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The Visitor’s Center

Chestertown Marina with the Sultana docked

The Gateway To Chestertown

Welcome to the Chestertown Visitor’s Center, your gateway to all that our charming town has to offer. Stop by to pick up maps, brochures, and insider tips from our friendly staff. Discover the best places to dine, shop, and explore, and learn about upcoming events and attractions. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, the Chestertown Visitor’s Center is here to help you make the most of your visit.

Location & Facilities

The Kent County Visitor Center, located at the corner of MD Route 213 (Maple Avenue) and MD Route 289 (Cross Street) in Chestertown, MD, spans 4400 square feet. Positioned at the entry point to Chestertown from the south on MD 213, it stands prominently at the first traffic light.

Constructed by the Town of Chestertown and inaugurated in January 2003, the center was made possible through a blend of funding sources, including Federal Transportation Enhancement Program funds, a State of Maryland Legislative bond bill, and revenue from Chestertown’s hotel tax.

The facility’s first floor boasts a gift shop and provides visitor information on Kent County, Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Millington, Betterton, and the broader region. Public restrooms are also conveniently located on this level. Upstairs, visitors can find the Kent County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Chestertown.


Operating Hours

Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Extended hours during major Chestertown events.


Exciting news! This year, you’ll be able to shop the Visitor’s Center gift shop online, bringing Chestertown’s unique charm right to your doorstep. Browse a curated selection of locally inspired gifts  (and Chestertown Cash!) from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for updates on our online shop launch!

Things to Do

Child looking outside the shop in downtown Chestertown


Discover unique treasures, household goods, and much more with our locally owned downtown shops.

Customers dining outside in front of the Kitchen in Chestertown, Maryland under an umbrella table


From artisan pizza, award winning Maryland crab cakes, and so much more, Chestertown's downtown dining always hits the spot.


Experience everything Chestertown and Kent County has to offfer from lectures at Washington College to kayaking the Chester River.

Front of The White Swan Tavern Downtown Chestertown


Downtown Chestertown offers many choices for our out of town visitors, including a newly renovated downton inn, classic Bed and Breakfasts, and many Air BnB's. .


Explore the many services Chestertown and Kent County have to offer.


From our Signature Events like the Chestertown Tea Party and Dickens Festival to recurring events like First Friday, Chestertown is a great weekend getaway.